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Generative AI should not be cut from society

Ka’ron Cloak
A photo of the ChatGPT home screen. ChatGPT is the words most popular generative AI by far.

Generative AI has been a staple for creating innovative and intricate designs with little effort. Ever since ChatGPT was released to the public in November of 2022, the world has been using and changing on AI. Though it has its uses, many say that Generative AI is cheap and lazy, and stick to the idea that it will evolve to replace humans. That fear causes a majority of individuals say AI should be cut from society and be banned from the internet, but I think it should not.

Generating Image…

One of, if not the most, popular variation of Generative AI is image creators. The use for it is as simple as it gets, automated image generation. Generated images have been used to create company emblems, fictional characters and even as a basis for human made art. Artists sometimes use generated art to gain inspiration for their own art. There’s nothing wrong with this, but using an actual AI image and claiming it as your own is considered taboo. I use AI images a lot, but I don’t claim them as my own art. That’s where the line is crossed.

Joseph Fuller, a professor at Harvard, said “It’s allowing them to do more stuff better, or to make fewer errors, or to capture their expertise and disseminate it more effectively in the organization.” The use of AI is very efficient and can outperform a lot of good artists. Not only can it provide good art, it can also provide good text.

Yipper Yapper

Another form of AI is text generation. Text generation can be used for a lot of things, and it’s very quick too. The main uses for generative AI are usually to answer questions, write emails quickly, or write an essay. To do it, first ask the AI a question, or put in a prompt. The process would be similar the user typing in “Write me an essay on the plot to Godzilla X Kong”, then the AI would respond with “Godzilla and Kong do blah blah blah.” Though it can be used in good mind, AI can be abused the same way. I personally don’t use text generation because of a moral code. I see it as a cheat code, but the use of it isn’t a cheat code. If anything, there are many benefits to using it, but it’s not very powerful that it can do full assignments.

The ethics of using AI

It’s common knowledge that AI is being used in malicious ways. There are some that use it to replicate others’ voices, and use them to fabricate lies and such. Voice recreation is considered to be bad, as it can be very powerful and dangerous. There are websites that have famous actors voices, and they sound just like them. Even the voice actors of fictional characters exist. With that known it wouldn’t be hard to replicate any ones voice, given the easily accessible tools.

Penn Foster High School said, “Using artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, to write all or parts of any assignment is a form of academic dishonesty.” Many other High Schools and Colleges agree, but others, and even colleges like Ivy Tech disagree. Ivy Tech Administration encourages the use of AI, and Lige Hensley, the Chief Technology Officer at Ivy Tech says, “We had the largest percentage drop in bad grades (Ds and Fs) that the college had recorded in fifty years.”

Survey says…

The use of AI has quickly become a staple in day-to-day life for most. Companies and schools use it alike use it all the time. The thing is, though, that there must be limitations. Rules need to be made in order to keep AI in public use. Students, teachers and whatever company may need the AI will be free to use it, under the correct and ethical limitations.

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Ka’ron Cloak
Ka’ron Cloak, Business Editor
My name is Ka’ron Cloak. I am a junior Business Editor. I am a JV football player. I enjoy playing video games.  

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